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Re: SCIENCE AND CLASSIFICATION
In a message dated Tue, 5 Feb 2002 10:46:12 AM Eastern Standard Time,
"philidor11" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Please consider the idea that the vernacular and the scientific should be
> similar as much as possible.
Well, for living forms (which is all most people ever think about anyway),
they're often already the same. Every living bird is a member of Aves, and no
living member of Aves is anything we would not call a bird (at least in
English). The vast majority of the general public doesn't care what else we
taxonomist types put in there. What's the problem?